APDS Resident Paper Awards

The Outstanding Resident Paper Award was established in 2012, to recognize excellence in resident driven education research.  To be eligible, the presenter must be in General Surgery residency training at the time of the presentation.  Presentations are graded on the importance of the topic, methodology of the study, quality of the presentation and ability to respond to questions.  This year’s co-winners are Lisa Schlitzkus, MD, from East Carolina University for the paper “A Six Year Head-to-Head Comparison of Osteopathic and Allopathic Applicants to a University-Based, Allopathic General Surgery Residency” and Natalie Martinez Acero, MD, from the University of Pennsylvania for the paper “Managing a Surgical Exsanguination Emergency in the OR, an Interdisciplinary Approach”